Theatre Conspiracy is currently running productions of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic drama, “A Raisin in the Sun,” at the Alliance of the Arts in Fort Myers. The story and its themes tackle hard truths about racism, segregation, and socioeconomic mobility through the story of a black family’s experience moving into a prosperous white neighborhood in 1950s Chicago.
The May 13 production of the play will include a post-show panel discussion. We’ll explore the play, not only in its historical context, but through the lens of modern-day life right here in Southwest Florida. We’re joined by director and Alliance Community Engagement Coordinator Sonya McCarter and actor Derek Lively. We’ll also be speaking with adjunct Professor in Sociology at Florida Gulf Coast University and at Hodges University, Jonathan Harrison, Ph.D.
If You Go:
Remaining performances take place at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, Friday May 11 and Saturday, May 12.
A 2:00 p.m. matinee takes place Sunday, May 13. This final performance includes a post-performance panel discussion.